Nelson Prewitt Van Meter
N. P. VanMeter Dies Suddenly, Clark Landowner is Stricken
Fatally. One of Clark County's wealthiest landowners, age 84, died suddenly of
heart attack while on the farm of
son Samuel Willis VanMeter; driving over the farm, inspecting some cattle, and
was accompanied by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. N.P. VanMeter, Jr., and
great-niece, Mrs. Isaac VanMeter, and his granddaughter, Lee VanMeter. The car
stuck in a mud hole and the occupants got out and Mr. VanMeter collapsed. He was
removed to the home of his son on the farm and was pronounced dead when a
physician arrived. Born in Fayette County, April 26, 1857, the son of Solomon
and Martha Chandler Prewitt VanMeter, came to Clark County while in his youth.
Graduate of Bethany College, Bethany, W.Va., and was an elder in the First
Christian Church for thirty years, trustee of the Kentucky Female Orphan School
at Midway and was a former curator of Transylvania College.
Survivors: wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Willis VanMeter, two sons, Nelson Prewitt
VanMeter, Jr., Winchester, Samuel Willis VanMeter, Clark County, three
daughters, Mrs. Pemberton Hutchinson, Philadelphia, PA; Mrs. W. S. Duty,
Winchester, and Mrs. Gay Prewitt, Clark County, and ten grandchildren.
From: Lexington Herald, p. 2, Tuesday,
March 24, 1942.